Monday, 3 February 2014

Framed by Love!


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "Love Notes". You can be as off-the-wall in your interpretation of the theme as you like, so why not put on your thinking caps and see what you can come up with!  Create something and enter it into the challenge and you will be in the running for a $50 shopping voucher at Simon Says Stamp!


As Valentine's Day is fast approaching I certainly went with the "love" on this framed piece but I also included a nod to "letters" with the postage edge on the central panel.  I started out by stamping and colouring the leaves and bird on the frame mount.  The heart was cut from a vintage book page and then edged with fired brick distress ink and fixed in place.

I cut the postal edge from white card and fixed a panel from the Seasonal Stash to it, using another panel for the background in the frame mount.  I stamped the "14" and then stamped it again on white card, colouring the numbers, cutting them out and fixing them to the main panel which was then fixed in place.  I added the newsy bird, calendar page and ticket.

There you go, that's my craft room all loved up and ready for the 14th :)

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

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14 comments :

misteejay said...

What a fabulous piece Dan. I love the vintage shading and the different elements.

Toni xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Dan, love the heart cut from vintage book pages and the postage 14 in the centre. The colouring is very striking and I love the leaves. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Love inspired art! The frame from leaves are lovely!

Emma Williams said...

A gorgeous piece of work Dan and a very striking design, I love the stamped leaves around the frame!! Fantastic... :)

Anna-Karin said...

Such a lovely frame Dan! The leaves framing the centre piece are so pretty.

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful project, Dan. The composition is fabulous!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Super neat framed art, Dan! What a lovely gift that would make for someone special :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful frame! Love it! :)

barbarayaya62 said...

As always, I really like your original way of tackle the theme of challenges! a great piece! Love it!
Barbarayaya

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Dan,

What I like about your project is the use of text and incorporating it into the elements you've used. Fabulous!

Blessings,
Barb

Margik said...

Beautiful work! I love the design.

butterfly said...

Love the simplicity of the vines against the white as the frame, and the postage bird is just a delight!
Alison x

Meme said...

This piece is stunning!
Love it, you really worked that leaves stamp.
Great job!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Seriously Dan ... this is one of my favorite projects of the week at SSS Monday Challenge. I love the layers you created (newsy bird is the perfect embellishment for this piece). The matte is awesome. Very special piece for the holiday. -- Mary Elizabeth

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